Authors: Senator Vaneta Becker, Senator Patricia Miller
Co-authors: Senator Jean Breaux, Senator Jean Leising, Senator Brent Steele
Sponsors: Representative Rebecca Kubacki
Co-Sponsors: Representative Gail Riecken, Representative Ronald Bacon, Representative David Frizzell, Representative Karlee Macer
Advisors: Senator Patricia Miller, Senator Earline Rogers, Senator Jean Leising
Defines "neonatal abstinence syndrome" (NAS). Requires the state department of health to: (1) meet with representatives of certain associations to study and make recommendations on issues concerning NAS; and (2) report, before November 1, 2014, on certain issues concerning NAS to the legislative council for distribution to the appropriate interim study committee. Allows the state department of health to establish, before June 1, 2015, one or more pilot programs with hospitals that consent to participate in the programs to implement appropriate and effective models for NAS identification, data collection, and reporting.